Chemonics is seeking a manager responsible for day-to-day work and staff supervision leading to the achievement of quality work products. In addition to providing technically proficient security support to Chemonics staff and projects as directed, he or she has specific responsibility for regional security initiatives and projects. The manager refines and improves programs and procedures to maximize the safety and security of Chemonics staff in the assigned region. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Manages regional incidents and emergencies in collaboration with the Global Safety and Security Department (GSSD)
Exhibits knowledge of Security Management Unit (SMU) technical security practices, safety and security policy manual, safety and security-related Quality Management System (QMS) work instructions, the field security best practices manual, and Chemonics' online safety and security trainings
Monitors, assesses, and analyzes regional security trends through open-source reporting and liaising with security networks including field security employees and continually shares this knowledge with the regional Senior Vice President, Project Management Unit (PMU) directors, project leadership, and GSSD
Collaborates closely with the SMU director in ensuring that the project and its personnel maintain the proper safety and security procedures in accordance with USAID and Chemonics’ policies
Updates SMU director and GSSD on potential safety and security-related risks or problems within the region
Conducts basic and detailed performance assessments and risk assessments of project security and regularly submits updated findings to GSSD for corporate security performance metrics
Advises PMUs and/or project teams and leads the recruitment, hiring/onboarding, and monitoring of safety and security project staff, ensuring personnel selected meet appropriate requirements
Advises field security team (as applicable) and promptly addresses the field staff’s safety/security inquiries and needs
Conducts security reviews of all proposals in priority countries and provides technical security input to all line roles of proposal teams as identified during the review process
Ensures travelers are researching the risk environment through the information security provider before travel or conducts security briefings for designated high- or critical-risk countries
Maintains and expands technical knowledge in safety and security by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics practice networks
Provides support to security subcontract procurement, management, and administration for new and ongoing projects and new business development needs
Leads projects and activities as appropriate to advance safety and security internally and externally
Researches and recommends operational security practices (collaborating with GSSD, as appropriate), and assists with the implementation of relevant changes
Performs short-term technical assignments for existing projects or new business efforts
Performs leadership roles on New Business or regional/corporate initiatives
Serves as an acting director as necessary
Experience living or working in West Africa or Haiti is preferred
Performs other duties and responsibilities as required
Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by October 1, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field required
Minimum 3 years of administrative and/or technically relevant work experience in the field of security to include physical security, risk assessments, and/or security contract management required
Knowledge of and previous working experience with USAID preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, and other initiatives
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings
Experience in implementing security platforms for civilian operations in conflict zones, to include successful crisis management preferred
Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets and resources to produce and take responsibility for results
Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year and to consider long-term overseas assignments
Experience living or working in developing countries preferred
Ability to solve complex technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge
Strong knowledge of MS Office applications
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Demonstrated independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others
Must be proficient in French
About Chemonics International
We believe those who have the least deserve our best. So at Chemonics, development is more than a passion or a calling. It’s a profession. Doing it well takes experience, ingenuity and a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s work must be better than today’s.
From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we reimagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. We take a promising new way of powering a village in Kenya and adapt it to a village in Colombia. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk. And we think big, about applying lessons learned across all of our projects, about bridging the gap between segregated technical fields and about forging partnerships that unite the world’s best minds to solve its toughest problems.
Our global network of more than 5,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better. We’re one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. ??